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Russian Land-Battleship KV-VI by VonBrrr Russian Land-Battleship KV-VI by VonBrrr
A technical cutaway illustration of the WW2 Russian Land-Battleship (KV-VI). I was meaning to get this one done for the initial Experimentals of War set but it got sidelined.

Half way through illustrating I found that the thing never really existed even in the design stage, but it was an interesting looking experimental none the less.

I'm my eyes, it's still not finished, perspective issues are present on the katyusha rockets, more interior and track detail is required. Constructive critique is welcome.

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Dino-Mics Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Was this based off a real ww2 tank concept by stalim?
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bdft34 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  New Deviant
I created this as a hypothetical and fun modeling project...I never intended it to be fake or a hoax.  The artwork is very col but he figure are a bit small.

Brian Fowler
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Killer007X Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I imagine this tank in World of Tanks. It would be so cool.
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Hotaru-Suzume Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015   General Artist
I imagine, much like the KV-4, if it existed this was simply intended to be a challenge for Soviet tank designers, and that it would've been built more for the sake of national prestige than actual combat use. By the time this tank would've been drafted, it would've been well known that the already mass-produced T-35 and T-28 suffered many problems; this design would've therefore been an attempt to make a more effective multi-turreted design. The T-26 turrets mounting 45mm guns may have been used as ranging guns and/or against infantry and soft targets not worth spending large shells (which take time to load, and which take up more space so fewer can be carried) on. They weren't AA guns by design, but could serve in a pinch, rather like how infantry occasionally used anti-tank rifles against aircraft with limited success.
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Writer
Aw... Never even existed? Damn. Still, would have been awesome.
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menapia Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Brilliant illustration, like something dreamt up by H.G Wells
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AgentTasmania Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Turning circle would be insane. Anything less than a few times it's own length would rip the tracks off.
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AgentTasmania Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I should have read it first.
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MightyJoeP Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I would so build this as a model. I'd need to assemble it from several kits.
The only turret that doesn't work is the one at #14, since it couldn't rotate to the other side. But then again I'd probably put it on there anyway just for fun!
And I think for #7 I'd replace that with a pair of AA MGs.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Uhhh there's just one slight problem with it..... Its called the
A-10 thunderbolt II (or A-1 Skyhawk)
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bombero85 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
At the time this thing would've been built (if it even existed), its most likely enemy would've been the Ju-87 Stuka. Which would've still been very deadly, don't get me wrong.
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ludoms Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
the solution use to carry a AA gun on the tank :) (that remind me that a french tank prototype have been made with an AA on it : the FCM F1)
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DubiousDrewski Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
You're a bastard! This image has been floating around the internet for a while now, and many people think it's real. Despite how ridiculous this machine is, it's not surprising the Russians would've tried to build something like this.

You should have put some sort of indication somewhere in the image what this is supposed to be: just a concept.
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SirRinge Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
._. Seriously, how misinformed do you have to be to think this is a real thing? If they made this, it's top speed would've been less than 15 kmph, bogged down in mud and the biggest target on the battlefield. So even if it was real and they fielded it, it wouldn't have mattered. It might have lasted 15 minutes into a fight before it was completely destroyed by concentrated enemy fire...
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Blackoutrogue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
it was just a rumor,the biggest tank that was closest to realisation in USSR was the KV-5,a 100-ton tank.the project was complete in august 1941,but the construction was cancelled because the nazis got too close to Leningrad and all the resources were thrown to modify the kv-1's and t-34's. the only half-finished prototype even close to 100-ton mass was a KV-3 chassis,which was much bigger and longer than standart KV,had powerful engine,standart turret and weaponry. It was sent to Leningrad region,but durning an attempt of crossing a bridge over the Tosna river it was hit by german 150-mm gun and it's ammo exploded. Even with mass close to 100 tons the ground was barerly holding this tank, the soil in this region is very wet and soft almost always. this tank would literally sink into the ground.
and this thing(the "Stalin's Orchestra") was a model builded in 1997 by someone from the track-link site.Prooflink: www.track-link.com/gallery/119…
There's no documentation that the project like this even existed, but there is documentation that a KV-6 project existed,but as a gun carrier(with 2 45mm and 1 75mm gun in one block), that was being projected by the SKB-2 departanent of Leningrad Tracktor Plant after the evacuation from Leningrad.
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RexcoCorps Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Looks like one of those Matchbox playsets
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BobBricks101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
When I first noticed this while derping around the web, I thought it was a photoshopped KV-1 with a couple BT-7 turrets, some KV-1 turrets, a little bit of rocket launcher, and a photoshopped KV-1 turret as the main gun... This is a case of some drunk guys getting together and saying,"I bet you can't make a tank with 7 turrets and a rocket launcher", or Stalin telling a guy that they need a tank that will make the enemy die of a heart attack...
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SirRinge Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Then you haven't seen the German Ratte...
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BobBricks101 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I have, and somehow this strikes me as more terrifying...
Don't ask me. But if you wanna see a big gun, look up the Schwerer Gustav. 800mm of the most downright hardcore, dirty, unholy fun.
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SirRinge Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
xD It's like the Landkreuzer P 1500 Monster
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Nemu-Asakura Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So the Nazis proposed the Landkreuzers P1000 and P1500 and the Soviet's response is this, hmm I wonder, did the Western Allies have something analogue to these?
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dingdoodah Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Nope. They preferred not to complicated their literally 5,000 mile-long supply lines with another tank model, and so stuck to making eighty-thousand different Sherman variants. They tried several times for bigger tanks, like the Pershing(predecessor to the Patton Tanks) and the T... 95, was it?(Experimental super-heavy GUN-CARRIAGE, not tank). Americans hated them some heavy tanks.
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BobBricks101 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
"Gun carriage" ... Carriage... Does anyone else see a problem here?
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dingdoodah Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
No?
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Nemu-Asakura Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see.

T28 Super heavy tank (the T95 was the later designation for the said vehicle) which is more like a super heavy tank destroyer or super heavy assault gun
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dingdoodah Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
See? Not a tank in any shape, form, or fashion.
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CarrieMoore Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
3rd definition of 'tank' according to Merriam-Webster: an enclosed heavily armed and armored combat vehicle that moves on tracks. The T28/95 fits this quite well.
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SirRinge Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah... Remember, it has to move...
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CarrieMoore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It could move, even though it was quite slow. 
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SirRinge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well, barely yea... What was it's max speed, 15-20 kmph?
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dingdoodah Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
A tank is a tracked armoured fighting vehicle with its main gun in a turret. The T28/95 is an assault gun, as its gun is in the hull. There are several exceptions, such the WWI-era vehicles(That are grandfathered), the M3 Grant/Lee(It fulfills the exact same role as medium tanks, just with another big gun), and the S-Tank(Because the Swedish say IT IS A TANK, DAMMIT!). However, the T28/95 certainly is not an exception.
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CarrieMoore Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The T28/95 is still an armored, tracked fighting vehicle. So are tanks. Therefor the T28/95 is a tank.
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dingdoodah Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Dogs eat meat. Humans eat meat.
Therefore, dogs are humans.


Or, something more relevant.
Destroyers are warships. Battleships are warships.
Therefore, destroyers are battleships.

The M113 is an armored, tracked fighting vehicle. therefore, the M113 is a tank as well.
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goodfebruarian Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Building...

Unit's ready...

Building...

Unit's ready...

Building...

Unit's ready...

Building...

Unit's ready...

KV-VI : Yes Sir?!

KV-VI : Affirmative!
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Yes a fantasy design, dunno where you got the idea that it existed. But the illustration is amazing :)
I can only wonder how this thing would be able to turn with such long tracks and weight on a battlefield where the ground is uneven, would easily crack the tracks :P
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Strelet9 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This thing is a beast!!!
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kuhein Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Here is a great KV-Vi set to appear in a game:
[link]
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VonBrrr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks for the link Kuhein, really interesting to see this in a game environment! - and I hadn't heard of this particular title until now, looks super cool.
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EOSJunkie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
freakin cool. cool design but somewhat retarded. i cant see that thing turning in a hurry =P
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LordTabalt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
it states that they built three of them so it must have had some kinda impact or else they would have stopped after the first one. Now if they had placed some kind of fireing control on the tank so that if they shot at the same time the would flip the tank over as stated, but if they had fired seperatly and at separatly timed intervals it could be of practical use on the battle field. As for turning if they implied the same turning system in it as in the other tanks (one track moves forward while the other moves backward thus alowing the vehical to turn in place) sure it won't be moving very fast but 15Km an hour thats faster than walking at least and though uphill probly 3-4Km down hill 19-21Km if each turret was indavidually controlled you could potentaily destroy 10 tanks (or imploying the rockets possibly 14-18 tanks) as big as it is, in the millitary mind it's actually a rather practical idea and if imployed while in the company of other tanks could prove to be a very undefeatable.
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There's no way firing all those guns could ever flip the tank, it realistically would have weighed 200+ tons. And "undefeatable?" A single well place artillery barrage or airstrike would blow it in half.
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SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool design but its kinda weird too :)
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darkangelxeron Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
[link] not sure where they got the picture in there, but htat shows a picture of an operational one. So, they did exist.
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LGear Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Actually, that "photo" is a shop, of an identical image showing a column of T-35 tanks in line.
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LGear Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Found the original unaltered image [link]

They're T-28's, not T-35's as I had written. Still, proves that the image is a shop.
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darkangelxeron Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Unless of course that photo is 'shopped'. Which it could be.
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roshichen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
i believe that that thing can't even make a turn XD
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Superbomber5 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I like it
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Excellent!
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Halfwiccan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
This looks shopped...
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